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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • FLY CANADIAN PACIFIC, c. 1950s

Camp and Canal: 1905

Camp and Canal: 1905

New Orleans circa 1905. "Camp Street." A different perspective on the previously posted view along Canal Street. Detroit Publishing glass negative. View full size.

 

Been there!

Can't count how many times I've been right there, I miss New Orleans so much! (I must have been a native in a former life, I feel at home there, instead of Florida.)

Coke

That C. Lazard Co. sign on the right looks like what I think of as the "Coca-Cola" font. Anyone know the proper name of this font? This was post-Coke wasn't it?

[The Coca-Cola logo is Spencerian script. Coca-Cola got it start in the 1880s. - Dave]

Can't do much with...

A streetcar named Prytania.

Zee beelding

... ees steel zayre!


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A. Baldwin & Co. Ltd. Hardware

A rooftop advertisement for my great-grandfather's hardware firm!

Beautiful!

All these pictures of old New Orleans and BSL (Bay St. Louis) are making me so homesick. Thanks so much for posting them, and please keep them coming!

Looking upriver.

Not a T-shirt or camera shop in sight. How did they survive?

 
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